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Manners maketh the man - and woman

Bermudian pupils participate in the first International Etiquette Conference: Mindset and Manners Session (Photograph supplied)

Pupils at a private school learnt crucial life skills as part of a virtual etiquette conference.

A total of seven pupils and two teachers from Chatmore British International School, along with students from Switzerland, America and Gibraltar, participated in the four-hour Mindset and Manners course.

It was the first etiquette conference held by Clarendon Wallace, a British School of Etiquette Bermuda affiliate.

Matthew Forester, a student leader, said the event was ”inspiring” and had highlighted topics such as emotional intelligence.

The pupils, aged from 13 to 18, discussed subjects including growth mindset, communication, interviewing and team work.

Philip Sykes, the course facilitator and founder of the British School of Etiquette, said that the pupils were “amazing”.

He added: “Creating an online environment for students to freely engage and benefit from the remote experience worked seamlessly from their classroom in Smith’s, Bermuda.

Angela Fubler, the founder of Smith’s-based Chatmore, said: “As educators, we understand that school life is the bedrock of our early social experiences and often difficult for some young people to navigate.

“The introduction of etiquette courses to our core curriculum is a practical way to show our students that we care about this area of their development.”

The conference was held between February 15 and 18.

The next Mindset and Manners session will be held on between April 12 and 15.

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Published March 01, 2021 at 12:41 pm (Updated March 01, 2021 at 12:41 pm)

Manners maketh the man - and woman

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